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Session 4

Hidden possibilities: how local knowledge rooted in cultural heritage enhances LLA and nature-based solutions

03 Oct. / 12:00 - 13:30

Hosted by
Friendship NGO, Sushila Pandit, with IGES

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Every community has Indigenous knowledge, cultural heritage and way of living to adapt to changes in life and livelihood. However, this adjustment/adaptation may not be adequate or appropriate considering the volume of hazards and/or lack of ability to address them. This session will identify how various indigenous practices can be extracted to blend with new knowledge to strengthen adaptation and resilience. In addition, we will highlight the importance of learning local stories and identify the reasons behind an investment in them. These two elements have been well managed in several communities by applying locally-led approaches. This session will also present some poetry and talks to realize the rhythm of local voice and local action through the pathway of indigenous knowledge and heritage.

Funding Partners

CARE International works in 100 countries, helping millions of the world’s poorest people find routes out of poverty and achieve social justice.
Global Resilience Partnership (GRP)
GRP is an inclusive and diverse partnership of organisations joining forces towards a world where vulnerable people and places are able to thrive in the face of shocks, uncertainty and change.
Climate Justice Resilience Fund
CJRF builds voice and power in the communities hit first by climate change. To survive and thrive on a warming planet they need voice, power, and the opportunity to innovate. CJRF helps these communities create and share their own solutions for resilience.
Irish Aid
Irish Aid invest in research that builds evidence on how poor people and countries can best adapt, reduce risk, and build their resilience to withstand future set-backs and disasters.
Practical Action
Practical Action works with communities to develop ingenious solutions in agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. Then we share what’s proven to work with others, so many more people can change their world.
Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO)
GAYO is a youth-led gender-balanced advocacy organisation who work directly with local communities to reduce the vulnerability of groups that are at risk to climate impacts, through youth empowerment, skills development and public education.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
IIED is an international policy and action research organisation delivering solutions to sustainable development challenges. Working with partners across the globe, IIED links local priorities to global challenges.